12,000 tourists from Amway China set to arrive in Taiwan
By Ted Chen,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- About 2,400 Chinese employees of direct sales company Amway arrived in Taiwan yesterday, and are expected to contribute as much as NT$2 billion to Taiwan's tourism revenue over five days and four nights of first-class travel and accommodation throughout the island.
March 13, 2013, 12:15 am TWN
The 2,400 tourists from China represent the first of 12,000 visitors poised to visit Taiwan as part of Amway China's incentive program for its top performing employees. The rest of the employees will visit Taiwan in four separate phases before the end of month, and are expected to spend over NT$2 billion over the 21 days of travel itinerary.
According to reports, the first group of the Chinese visitors has since checked into various top-ranked hotels in Taipei, with no activities scheduled for the night.
The group has a variety of unguided tours scheduled for tomorrow, ranging from a short tour of scenic areas near Taipei and New Taipei City, to further destinations including Alishan, Fulong Beach, and Cihu. The Chinese tourists are expected to regroup for an evening of shopping at the flagship outlet of the Ever Rich Duty Free Shop, the largest in Taiwan.
A wide variety of activities have been planned for the Chinese tourists, benefitting various aspects of the tourism industry. The eight top-ranked hotels of Taipei chosen for the group's lodging needs are reported to have gained NT$300 million in revenues, while the 208 flights from 23 airline carriers needed to transport the 12,000 visitors represents a total airfare expenditure of NT$72 million. In addition, each visitor will receive NT$800 in taxi chits, representing NT$9.6 of revenue for a collaborating taxi operator, according to reports.